2021 World Series of Poker

Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
Dias: 1
Event Info

2021 World Series of Poker

Event Info
Buy-in
$10,000
Premiação
$867,225
Entries
93
Jogadores Restantes
10
Média de Fichas
558,000
Total de Fichas
5,580,000
Informações do Nível
Nível
24
Blinds
0 / 0
Ante
0
Informações do Jogador - Dia 1
Entries
86
Jogadores Restantes
42

Barbero Leads Star-Studded Field After Day 1 of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship

Nível 10 : 3,000/6,000, 0 ante
Nacho Barbero
Nacho Barbero

The latest high-stakes mixed game contest of the 2021 World Series of Poker has concluded for the night. Out of a field of 86 entries in Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship, only 42 players advanced, and Argentina's Jose Ignacio "Nacho" Barbero holds a substantial lead over the rest of the field.

After winning a massive pot in 2-7 Triple Draw at the end of the night, Barbero bagged up 425,500 in chips, well ahead of second-placed Joao Vieira (250,000) and Christopher Claassen (224,000). Other big stacks belong to Mike Gorodinsky, David Benyamine, Nathan Gamble, and Ray Henson to name all but a few mixed game aficionados.

Six-time WSOP champion and GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu made it through with an above-average stack of 153,500 after he busted Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. in 8th place. The bid of Adam Friedman to win an unprecedented third consecutive WSOP gold bracelet in a Championship Event is also still alive. Friedman, who won this tournament in 2018 and 2019, made it through to Day 2 with a stack of 97,500.

Top 10 Chip Counts Day 1 in Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship

PositionPlayerCountryChip Count
1Nacho BarberoArgentina425,500
2Joao VieiraPortugal250,000
3Christopher ClaassenUnited States224,000
4Mike GorodinskyUnited States221,500
5David BenyamineFrance217,000
6Nathan GambleUnited States206,500
7Ray HensonUnited States185,500
8Chris VitchUnited States184,000
9Chip JettUnited States171,000
10Brett RicheyUnited States164,000

The mixed game contest consisting of 20 different poker variants played a total of ten 60-minute levels on Day 1 and half of the field was eliminated in the process. All those still wishing to join the action can do so until the cards are back in the air for Day 2 on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. local time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Adam Friedman
Adam Friedman

Some well-known poker pros made their first appearance in a 2021 WSOP event such as Scotty Nguyen, Ben Lamb, and Bryce Yockey but neither of them made it through to Day 2. Other big names that came and left without anything to show for were Frank Kassela, Daniel Zack, Randy Ohel, Dan Shak, Greg Mueller, Ryan Hughes, and John Monnette to name all but a few in a field filled with notables of the international poker circuit.

Ohel was among the first players to bust after he never got much going and then ran suited connectors into pocket queens in No-Limit Hold'em. Lamb saw his hopes vanish in a Badugi hand and he succumbed in level six. His opponent in the hand, Chad Eveslage, was also among those to fall in the hours thereafter. John Racener, for example, got it in with two pair in 5 Card Draw only to run into the set of Anatolii Zyrin.

Several players are expected to take advantage of the late registration until the cards are back in the air for Day 2. The PokerNews live reporting team will then be back on the floor when the tournament with the most versatile mix of poker variants recommences.

Tags: Adam FriedmanAnatolii ZyrinBen LambBryce YockeyDaniel NegreanuDavid BenyamineFrank KasselaJoao VieiraJohn MonnetteJohn RacenerMike GorodinskyNacho BarberoNathan GambleRandy OhelRay HensonRyan HughesScotty Nguyen

Guagenti Left With Crumbs

Nível 10 : 3,000/6,000, 0 ante
Nick Guagenti
Nick Guagenti

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

"Pat one pat," the dealer announced and Nick Guagenti then bet, Robert Mizrachi raised and Ray Henson folded. Guagenti called with very few chips behind and Mizrachi rolled over the {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for the wheel to leave Guagenti on fumes.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
200,000 -20,000
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
150,000 75,000
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
120,000 25,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Nick Guagenti us
Nick Guagenti
2,500 -92,500
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Nick GuagentiRay HensonRobert Mizrachi

Kassela Eliminated by Benyamine

Nível 9 : 3,000/6,000, 0 ante
Frank Kassela
Frank Kassela

Stud Hi-Lo

Frank Kassela: {7-Spades}{8-Hearts} / {a-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{9-Spades} / {7-Diamonds}
David Benyamine: {4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} / {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds} / {2-Diamonds}

Frank Kassela had most of the chips already invested and then got it in after sixth street with a pair of nines and an open-ender.

"I also have an open-ender," David Benyamine replied.

He peeled the deuce on seventh to make the straight and low, and Kassela bricked his superior straight draw.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
264,000 24,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
Eliminado
WSOP 3X Winner

Tags: David BenyamineFrank Kassela

Racener Eliminated by Zyrin

Nível 8 : 2,500/5,000, 0 ante
John Racener
John Racener

5 Card Draw

In a preflop all-in contest, John Racener ended up at risk against Anatolii Zyrin. He tabled the {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} for kings and eights while Zyrin had the {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{j-Spades} for a set of jacks. Racener drew the {9-Clubs} as his last card and was eliminated while Zyrin's {8-Spades}{x-} were exposed for just a short moment.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
190,000 55,000
WSOP 2X Winner
John Racener us
John Racener
Eliminado
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Anatolii ZyrinJohn Racener

Monnette Gets Scooped by Barbero

Nível 7 : 2,000/4,000, 0 ante
John Monnette
John Monnette

Stud Hi-Lo

Nacho Barbero: {x-}{x-} / {2-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} / {x-}
John Monnette: {x-}{x-} / {8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{6-Spades} / {x-}

Nacho Barbero bet sixth street to get check-called by John Monnette, who then check-raised seventh and Barbero called. Monnette tabled the {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{7-Hearts} for a flush and a low but Barbero had {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for the superior flush and a better low. That hand left Monnette on a short stack while Barbero continued his rise on the leaderboard.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
195,000 95,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
John Monnette us
John Monnette
13,000 -35,200
WSOP 5X Winner

Tags: John MonnetteNacho Barbero

Cha Eliminated by Rice

Nível 7 : 2,000/4,000, 0 ante
PJ Cha
PJ Cha

Big O Hi-Lo

On the turn of a board {9-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades}{k-Hearts}, the short stack of Pj Cha went into the middle and Jack Rice looked him up.

Pj Cha: {j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}
Jack Rice: {k-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades}

The {10-Spades} on the river gave Rice the superior flush and there was no low in play.

It also appears that Dan Shak has been eliminated as well.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Jack Rice us
Jack Rice
128,000 4,000
Pj Cha us
Pj Cha
Eliminado
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
Eliminado

Tags: Dan ShakJack RicePj Cha

Lamb Eliminated by Eveslage

Nível 6 : 1,500/3,000, 0 ante
Ben Lamb
Ben Lamb

Badugi

Chad Eveslage raised and then called the shove of Ben Lamb for a mere 4,800.

Both discarded two cards each on the first draw, followed by one each on the second and the final draw.

Eveslage tabled the {4-Diamonds}/{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} for a three card trey while Lamb briefly showed an inferior three-card combo before heading out of the tournament area.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Chad Eveslage us
Chad Eveslage
85,000 25,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
Eliminado
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Ben LambChad Eveslage

Glantz Chips Up in Three-Way Action

Nível 5 : 1,200/2,400, 0 ante
Matt Glantz
Matt Glantz

Badeucey

After the second draw, Matt Glantz bet on the button and was called by Eric Kurtzman and Benny Glaser. Kurtzman patted while Glantz and Glaser took one card each. Glantz then bet again and Kurtzman was his only caller.

"I have a nine nine," Glantz announced and tabled the {9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts} for a Nine-Dugi and nine-five. Kurtzman vaulted out of his seat for a second to study the hand of his opponent and mucked his cards thereafter.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
115,000 48,000
Eric Kurtzman us
Eric Kurtzman
82,000 29,000
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
63,000 -62,000
WSOP 5X Winner

Tags: Benny GlaserEric KurtzmanMatt Glantz

Ohel Eliminated by Vitch

Nível 4 : 1,000/2,000, 0 ante
Randy Ohel
Randy Ohel

No-Limit Hold'em

Ryan Hughes had picked NLHE and then won a big pot. Randy Ohel was left with a severe short stack and jammed for just 4,300, which Chris Vitch called.

Randy Ohel: {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Chris Vitch: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

The board ran out {j-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{a-Spades} and Ohel was eliminated.

"I had nothing more than the starting stack in a 10k. You guys have fun," Ohel said on his way out of the tournament area.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
93,000 5,000
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
78,000 6,000
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
75,000 19,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Alex Livingston ca
Alex Livingston
63,000 13,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
22,200 -19,800
WSOP 2X Winner
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
Eliminado
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Chris VitchRandy OhelRyan Hughes

Three Quarters for Claassen

Nível 3 : 800/1,600, 0 ante
Adam Friedman
Adam Friedman

Badeucey

On the first draw, Christopher Claassen took two and Adam Friedman took one. Claasen check-called a bet and took two once more while Friedman patted. What followed was the check-raise by Claassen and Friedman came along to then see the final draw go pat, pat.

They checked it and Claassen showed the {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}/{6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} for a three-card six and an eighty-six. Friedman showed the {8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}/{6-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} for an eighty-seven and the same three-card six to earn just one quarter of the pot.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Christopher Claassen us
Christopher Claassen
81,000 21,000
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
72,000 8,000
Defending Champion
WSOP 5X Winner
Jack Rice us
Jack Rice
58,000 58,000
Peter Neff us
Peter Neff
50,000 -16,000
Pj Cha us
Pj Cha
37,000 -22,000

Tags: Adam FriedmanChristopher Claassen